Bias and Hate

Oregon is Leading the Fight Against Hate

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Hate crimes and bias incidents are on the rise, both in Oregon and nationally. What’s happening is not ok.  It is up to all Oregonians to make sure that everyone is safe in their community.

Report and Support

Have you experienced or witnessed a hate crime or a bias incident? (What’s the difference between a hate/bias crime and a bias incident?) Oregon’s Bias Response Hotline is here to listen, support, and help.

Our “Report and Support System” is designed to support victims and help track hate crimes and bias incidents. We want to:

  • Support survivors who have witnessed or been the target of hate crimes and bias incidents.
  • Refer survivors to services that can help. We are not the police, and we do not report to the police without your permission.
  • Inform Oregon’s legislature, governor, law enforcement, and community about the extent of the problem.
  • Click here to learn more about what happens on the Hotline.

Why Should I Report?

While bias incidents and crimes sometimes target specific individuals, they often violate an entire group or community’s sense of safety and belonging. Graffiti on the wall, fliers, anonymous emails, and language meant to harass individuals convey intolerance that impacts all of us. We want Oregon to be welcoming and inclusive.

A History of Oregon’s Hate and Bias Laws

Oregon was the first state in the nation to pass hate crime laws. Click here to learn more about Oregon’s past and current hate/bias crime and bias incident laws.